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worthy

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adjective wor·thy \ˈwər-thē\

Simple Definition of worthy

  • : good and deserving respect, praise, or attention

  • : having enough good qualities to be considered important, useful, etc.

Full Definition of worthy

wor·thi·erwor·thi·est

  1. 1 a :  having worth or value :  estimable <a worthy cause> b :  honorable, meritorious <worthy candidates>

  2. 2 :  having sufficient worth or importance <worthy to be remembered>

wor·thi·ly play \ˈwər-thə-lē\ adverb
wor·thi·ness play \-thē-nəs\ noun

Examples of worthy

  1. Your donations will be going to a worthy cause.

  2. I consider him a worthy opponent.

  3. She is a worthy successor to the mayor.



13th Century

First Known Use of worthy

13th century


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worthy

noun wor·thy

Simple Definition of worthy

  • : an important or respected person

Full Definition of worthy

plural worthies

  1. :  a worthy or prominent person

14th Century

First Known Use of worthy

14th century


-worthy

adjective combining form wor·thy

Definition of -worthy

  1. 1 :  fit or safe for <a seaworthy vessel>

  2. 2 :  of sufficient worth for <a newsworthy event>






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